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Jesus, the Defender of the Poor

March 21, 2016

Jesus, the Defender of the Poor The love of money—and all the comfort, status, and stuff it can bring—thrives in our culture. It can trick us into believing that our value is equated with a healthy 401K or the job title on our office door. As John Piper writes, “The issue is not how much a person makes. . . . The evil is in being deceived...

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Front Row Seats

August 22, 2019

Front Row Seats The average Super Bowl ticket costs between $2,500 and $3,000. However, one sports fan paid $65,000 to get a seat on the 40-yard line, just six rows from the field, for Super Bowl LII! Front row seat—or even those close to the front row—are coveted in any sports or entertainment venue. The closer the seat to the front, the...

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  • Devotions August 22, 2019

God’s Hidden Plan in Disappointment

October 8, 2013

God’s Hidden Plan in Disappointment Many DVDs today have a special feature that allows viewers to listen to a commentary by the director as they watch the movie. The director’s commentary often enables the viewer to see the events unfolding on the screen in a different light. Today’s passage is the “director’s commentary” behind a series...

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  • Devotions October 8, 2013

A Wise Leader

September 15, 2013

A Wise Leader Abraham Lincoln’s face is among the most well-known of the American presidents. He led the nation during a time of political dissent and civil war. “The Great Emancipator,” as he was called, will forever be remembered for both saving the Union and freeing the slaves. He was noted for his self-confidence and ability to listen...

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Sharing in Affliction

November 28, 2014

Sharing in Affliction A woman about to undergo surgery for breast cancer gained national attention last year when a video captured her uncharacteristic response to her approaching operation. Refusing to give in to fear, she asked that music be played, and she began to dance in the pre-operating room. Her nurses, anesthesiologist, and doctors...

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  • Devotions November 28, 2014

Follow the Clues: New Creation’s Mystery

April 3, 2012

Follow the Clues: New Creation’s Mystery Novelist David Lodge writes that mysteries appeal to us because "a solved mystery . . . asserts the triumph of order over anarchy." They allow the reader to participate in the action and try to put together the clues to solve the mystery. John begins his Gospel by introducing the motif of a new creation.

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Three Friends Debate Job, Round 3: Eliphaz and Job

June 16, 2015

Three Friends Debate Job, Round 3: Eliphaz and Job [Optional Reading:Job 22–24] Last year, Florida pastor Zach Zehnder broke the world’s record for the longest sermon. It clocked in at 53 hours and 18 minutes, raising money for charity and breaking the previous record by nearly five hours. Zehnder combined about 45 sermons and preached on...

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Devotion for March 14, 2005

March 14, 2005

Devotion for March 14, 2005 Helen Keller overcame enormous obstacles. Her victories over blindness and deafness were monumental accomplishments, but her thoughts on courage focused on the smaller details. She wrote, “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and...

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Devotion for Oct. 14, 2011

October 14, 2011

Devotion for Oct. 14, 2011 The 1987 classic movie, The Princess Bride, is unforgettable. One of its colorful characters, the Spanish fencing master, Inigo Montoya, constantly touts: “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Montoya’s passion to avenge his father’s death drives him throughout the entire film. He assumes...

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Paul: Greetings from other friends in Paul’s group

February 27, 2012

Paul: Greetings from other friends in Paul’s group Joseph Stowell, president of Cornerstone University, wrote of his friend, Duane Litfin, retired president of Wheaton College: “Dr. Duane Litfin is without a doubt my best friend. I will be forever grateful that, in the providence of God, our journeys merged early on. For years Duane’s friendship...

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